Walk a Green Path

Walk a Green Path

by Betsy Lewin

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Whether it's the Amazon rainforest, the Florida Everglades, or her own backyard, Lewin skillfully combines lovely watercolor compositions with simple, non-rhyming verse to share her deep feelings for some special plants and gardens, and for nature in general. A brief note giving background information about each plant or place is included. This beautiful, inspiring picture book should appeal to nature lovers of all ages, but would probably be most appreciated by older children and adults who might best enjoy it's quiet, almost meditative quality. The book could serve as an inspiration for other artists and gardeners.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-A round-the-world tour of forests and plants, familiar and exotic. From her houseplants to giant lily pads in the Amazon River, from Brooklyn to Australia, Lewin transports viewers through lush watercolor paintings to an appreciation of the green world. The illustrations strikingly portray the variety and grandeur of plants and encourage readers to view their own surroundings with renewed attention. The accompanying text is an odd juxtaposition of brief poetic observations the artist makes about her subjects and a sentence or two of factual information about the scene or individual plants depicted. Share these glorious paintings and encourage students to go beyond the musings to develop their own poetic insights.-Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN
Mary Harris Veeder
"Plants I Have Known" might have been a helpful subtitle for this book. The jacket illustration shows an Australian rain forest, but the book itself proves that Lewin can find a green path anywhere. Watercolor paintings, which show a variety of different kinds of greenery, are each accompanied by a brief poem and a comment about the pictured plant. The paintings are the most memorable part of the book, beautifully conveying a sense of Lewin's affection for growing things, both backyard and exotic. Fledgling watercolorists may take note of the various effects Lewin obtains with paints, and urban gardeners, no matter their age, will be heartened by her affection for the natural world.

Product Details

HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 10.19(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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